Stoch wins Olympic gold double in ski jumping
Ski jumper Kamil Stoch completed a gold medal sweep of the normal and large hills in the Sochi Olympics on Saturday in a close tussle with 41-year-old Noriaki Kasai of Japan.
Stoch of Poland joins Simon Ammann and Matti Nykanen as the only men to win both individual events at the same Winter Games.
Peter Prevc of Slovenia, who took silver in the normal hill, earned the bronze Saturday.
Jumping last in the first round after the trial round was canceled due to fluctuating winds, Stoch jumped 139 meters and totaled 143.4 points to give him a three-point lead over Kasai, a margin the Japanese veteran whittled down to 1.3 points after the final round.
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